boot problem

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July 9, 2010 at 09:08:44
Specs: Linux i686, 256 MB
currently linux is load on my system and i want to remove it, but when i insert a bootable cd of server 2003 or linux dvd then system start and shut down before booting. plz give me solution

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July 9, 2010 at 09:35:14
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.
The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site.
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

The model is often also displayed on a logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.

For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.

"....when i insert a bootable cd of server 2003 or linux dvd then system start and shut down before booting."

That sounds like a hardware problem.
E.g. a defective CD or DVD drive, or your power supply is defective or failing.

Does the computer boot the Linux operating system from the hard drive when you don't have a CD or DVD in the drive?

In order to load a Windows operating system on the hard drive, you probably have to delete the existing partitions from the hard drive by using a Linux operating system, e.g. by booting with a bootable Linux CD, or by using some other program that can delete Linux partitions, or that can wipe the data off a hard drive that has Linux partitions - e.g. a free bootable disk prepartion program available from the brand of your hard drive's web site.

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July 9, 2010 at 20:20:00
sir i have purchased a HCL Branded desktop system in 2005
model no is:- EZEEBEE Max 4981 p4 506

p4 processor
256 MB Ram
80 Gb HDD.

and yes when there is no any cd or dvd in the drive my system loads linux properly and worked.
sir you told me it seems a hardware problem.then where should i check to solve it.
i want to remove the linux and load to windows,

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July 10, 2010 at 07:29:37
"HCL" "EZEEBEE Max 4981 p4 506"

"HCL (Hindustan Computers Limited)

The HCL Enterprise is one of India's largest electronics, computing and information technology company. Based in Noida, near Delhi, the company comprises two publicly listed Indian companies, HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems."

There is no info to look at about older models on these web pages....

Searched the web with: "EZEEBEE Max 4981 p4 506"
- very few "hits"

Searched the web with: Ezeebee MAX 4981
- two pages of "hits"


Ezeebee MAX 4981

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
Novell® Linux Desktop 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®, Powered by SUSE® LINUX Support Pack 2 for Novell® Linux Desktop 9

Product Description
This is an Intel® 915GL chipset based system supporting Intel® Pentium® 4 processor. It has onboard Integrated GMA900 VGA controller, onboard Realtek 8110s LAN controller and onboard ALC665 audio controller. It also has three PCI 32 bit /33 MHz slots.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type: Desktop
Mother Board Revision: 1.00
BIOS: 0501
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 3.80 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB
Bus Type: 3 32-bit/33MHz PCI
Parallel Port
4 USB Ports
Video Adapter: Intel® Integrated GMA 900
Host Bus Adapter: Intel® Integrated 82801FB ICH6 , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive: Seagate® Barracuda 7200.7 ST340014A , Serial ATA (SATA)
CD/DVD: Samsung® SH-C522 , ATAPI
Floppy Type: 1.44


Apparently your computer came with one CD/DVD drive.
Does it still have the original one - Samsung® SH-C522 ?

Has a second CD/DVD drive been added to the system ? If so, try inserting the CD or DVD disk in that drive instead.
However, some computer bioses will only boot from ONE of your optical drives. In that case, you need to go into the mboard's bios Setup, and find the list of optical (CD / DVD) drives, and make the one you want to boot from the first - top - one in the list, Save bios settings.

Apparently, HCL uses pieces made by major manufacturers; they do not make the motherboards in their systems. The bios may be a version of the supplier, or it might have a custom made bios made by, or for, HCL.
You may see the key you need to press to get into the bios Setup on a line at the bottom of the screen while booting.

What happens when you boot the computer without a disk in the CD/DVD drive, then you insert a disk in that drive once the operating system has loaded?

Do you have, or can you borrow, a different CD/DVD drive you could hook up, and try that?

Failing power supplies are common and can cause your symptoms.
Check your PS.
Check to see whether the voltages in the bios are within 10% .
See response 4 in this:

If it is failing, you can usually replace it with any decent standard sized standard ATX PS with the same capacity or greater.

Standard (PS/2) power supply size - 86mm high, 150mm wide, 140mm deep, or 3 3/8" h x 5 7/8" w x 5 1/2" d , or very close to that, though the depth can be more or less for some PSs.

Don't buy an el-cheapo PS.
See response 3 in this:

Your power supply must have at least the minimum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.

If you're a gamer...
In most if not all cases, the max capacity rating of the PS is an intermittent rating. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. capacity of the PS you should get.

Sometimes it can be very hard to tell if a problem is caused by a defective power supply.

My brother had a defective power Antec supply that by all appearances appeared to be okay. His computer would black screen and reboot whenever he tried to use a disk in his CD burner drive. When I tried the same CD burner drive in another computer it worked fine. When I tried another power supply with his computer with his CD burner drive in it, the computer worked fine.

Can you try your CD/DVD drive in another computer?

Can you try a power supply from a working computer with your computer ?

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:

For a laptop, or netbook, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.

For a brand name computer, see the Owner's or User's manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that - it may already be in your installed programs. If you can't get into Windows, it may be on a disk that came with the computer, or you can go online and look at it or download it - it's in the downloads for your specific model.

For a generic desktop computer, see the mboard manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that.

Some mboards develop this problem - electrolytic capacitors were installed on them that were not properly made, and they fail eventually - the mboard manufacturer didn't know they were improperly made at the time the mboard was made.

Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .

This was the original bad capacitor problem - has some example pictures.
History of why the exploding capacitors and which mboard makers were affected:

What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.

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July 11, 2010 at 09:51:26
sir i have purchased a HCL Branded desktop system in 2005
model no is:- EZEEBEE Max 4981 p4 506

p4 processor
256 MB Ram
80 Gb HDD.
currently linux is load on my system and i want to remove it, but when i insert a bootable cd of server 2003 or linux dvd then system start and shut down before booting. plz give me solution

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July 11, 2010 at 12:39:46
Why did you repeat stating exactly the same things ?

Answer the questions I asked, try the things I suggested in Response 3 !

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